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Pastor Granillo: Confusing Laws

on August 20, 2017 - 5:29am
La Vista Church
White Rock
The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law. - Jeremy Bentham
Imagine a person from a country outside of America. This person began sharing why he believed America was not what it claimed. This person would say that, in America, it is illegal to sell a firearm to American citizens and references 18 U.S.C. 922(d)(1) as proof. Imagine this person also saying that according to 18 U.S.C. 922(g), American citizens are not even allowed to be in possession of firearms.
He goes on to say that even the states contradict the

NOAA Satellites To Capture Moon’s Shadow Against Earth During 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Monday, Aug. 21

on August 20, 2017 - 5:29am

Photo by NASA/NOAA

NOAA News:

While most of America will be looking up during the solar eclipse Monday, America’s newest weather satellite, NOAA's GOES-16, will be looking down on the earth, tracking the moon’s shadow across the United States with its highly sophisticated Advanced Baseline Imager.

And NOAA plans to issue images of the eclipse from GOES-16 and its other polar-orbiting and geostationary satellites as they become available.

The satellite’s imager will provide three, high-resolution, color animations and still pictures of the eclipse.

100+ Women Who Care Donate $5K To UNM-LA CIC

on August 19, 2017 - 2:56pm

During the 100+ Women Who Care in Los Alamos quarterly meeting Thursday evening on the patio at Smith's Marketplace, Barbara Yarnell discusses UNM-LA's Community Internship Collaboration (CIC) The CIC provides students with hands-on work experience in a field of their interest at a business in Los Alamos. The CIC was one of three programs voted on by the women who ultimately chose to donate the $5,000 raised at Thursday's event to the CIC. Learn more here. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

From left, 100+ Women Who Care member Mary Beth Maassen with organization co-founders Carol A.

Reminder: Harnessing The Power Of The Media - Part 2: Social Media For Nonprofits Thursday At UNM-LA

on August 19, 2017 - 10:55am

LACF News:

The Los Alamos Community Foundation is sponsoring the workshop, Harnessing The Power Of The Media - Part 2: Social Media For Nonprofits, 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24 in Building 2 at UNM-LA.

Learn how to harness the power of Facebook and Instagram to highlight what your non-profit is doing. Presenter Jennifer Bennett will offer tips on how to reach more of your audience, what to look for when creating content, how to schedule content within a busy office, and more. 

Bennett will provide tips and insights on the Facebook algorithms so that your fans see your posts more frequently.

LAHS Students Travel To Wyoming For Eclipse

on August 19, 2017 - 10:30am

From left, Maddie Mas, Maya Rogers, (on shoulders are Isabelle Crooker, Beth Short), LAHS Science Teacher Steph Miller and husband/volunteer Mark Mitchell, Prescott More, Elijah Pelofske, School Board Member/Volunteer Steve Boerigter, Stephen Gulley and Jack Benner. LAHS Science teacher/trip coordinator Deborah Grothaus isn’t on the trip due to prior commitments. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

Eight Los Alamos High School students left Friday, to travel to Wyoming as part of the Citizen Continental-America Telescopic Eclipse Experiment.

The students are traveling with LAHS Science teacher Steph

Secret City Kitchen Campus Café: Breakfast & Lunch

on August 19, 2017 - 10:11am
Secret City Kitchen owner and chef Jeremy Varela. Courtesy photo

UNM-LA News:

UNM-Los Alamos welcomed Secret City Kitchen to the campus last November, and it quickly became a favorite place for community members in addition to UNM-LA students, faculty and staff.

The Secret City Kitchen is once again serving up a menu of burritos, sandwiches, salads, and pastries, scones and coffee in the Student Center (building 2) at UNM-LA, 4000 University Dr.

Secret City Kitchen owner and chef Jeremy Varela has introduced a few new items to his menu this fall, including an Indian burrito, with the

Apprentice Singers Back On Main Stage Sunday Night

on August 19, 2017 - 9:57am
The 2017 class of the SFO Apprentice Singers. Photo by Robert Godwin
Los Alamos

The 2017 class of the SFO Apprentice Singers will return to entertain us at 8 p.m. Sunday. Twenty-four of this year’s 44 apprentices appeared at least once in last Sunday’s program. Twenty-eight will appear at least once this Sunday, and eight will have performed in both programs.

Scenes for Sunday night’s program come from Stravinsky’s "The Rakes Progress", Verdi’s "Falstaff", Puccini’s "Edgar".and Massenet’s "Werthe"’. After the intermission there are scenes from Strauss’"‘Der

Letter To The Editor: Response To Mr. Nebel & Citizens

on August 19, 2017 - 9:52am
Los Alamos
Yes Mr. Nebel, the free way to know the law is to READ the law for yourself as opposed to having a patronage politician like the AG read it for you (link). Which by the way the AG, a patronage politician (by your definition) does not testify in court and legally only issues guidance for state and local government bodies. I would welcome the county to request such an opinion from the patronage AG since the council, patronage politicians, refuse to believe their own attorney, a patronage position, and the AG's already investigating my criminal complaints anyway.

Home Country: Comfort Of A Small Town

on August 19, 2017 - 8:07am
Home Country
It was Thursday again. Mabel Adams asked at the desk to be sure.
“Thursday all day, Mabel,” the girl said. “Don’t forget to get your hair done today. Two o’clock … right?”
“Right,” Mabel said, locking the time away in her mind. “Two o’clock. On Thursday.” She took her purple walker and went half a block to the counter at the drug store. That nice Williams girl came over with a smile and a menu.
“Tuna on toast, Mrs. Adams?”
“Uh, sure. I like that.”
“Hot tea?”
“Yes please.”
After she ate, she started down the sidewalk toward the Curl

Smart Design With Suzette: Create Chic First Apartment

on August 19, 2017 - 8:05am
Chic apartment. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos

So you’ve signed a lease and are getting ready to move into your first apartment—now what? Decorating several rooms of a new apartment in a way that will create a hip, comfortable living space may seem a bit daunting.

Making style the main priority, I’ve set out to prove that you can do it on a budget. Sticking with necessities, there are ways to save without sacrificing style. Having an apartment that’s chic and affordable is totally possible.

Color Scheme

I have discovered that a lot of people, when creating a space, first

UNM-LA Health And Safety Programs Meet Local Community Needs

on August 19, 2017 - 8:03am

UNM-LA News:

UNM- Los Alamos has a history of responding to the needs of Los Alamos and the surrounding communities. In 2013, because of internal encouragement to increase the educational training of its employees, the Los Alamos Fire Department(LAFD) teamed up with UNM Los Alamos and created the curriculum that would meet the standards set forth by the National Registry for Emergency Medical Technicians.

Student feedback instantly confirmed how valuable this training could be for those whose jobs required EMT training for career retainment or advancement.

Solar Eclipse Extravaganza At Valles Caldera Monday

on August 19, 2017 - 7:45am

A park ranger uses special solar glasses to safely view the sun at the Valles Calderas. Courtesy/NPS

VCNP News:

The Great American Eclipse is coming, and everyone is invited to the Valles Caldera National Preserve to watch it.

Join rangers to witness and learn more about this spectacular natural event, free of charge, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21 at the Valle Grande Entrance Station on N.M. 4. The maximum partial eclipse will be reached at approximately 11:45 a.m. MDT, Monday.

To safely view a solar eclipse, special-purpose solar filters are mandatory!

State Auditor Tim Keller To Award Financial Aid To Small, Rural Communities Across New Mexico

on August 19, 2017 - 7:43am
SANTA FE State Auditor Tim Keller has announced that the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) is set to award financial assistance to small political subdivisions across New Mexico.
The OSA will award grants to entities, such as acequias and soil and water conservation districts, to help them complete state audit requirements that bring transparency to public funds. Over the last three fiscal years, the OSA has awarded about $420,000 to 64 small, mostly rural entities in 19 different counties.
Helping entities become compliant with audit requirements allows entities to

Earn Cyber Security Technical Degree In Two Years

on August 19, 2017 - 7:42am
Hacker. Courtesy photo

UNM-LA News:

The number of successful cyber attacks perpetrated in the United States has grown from 50 a day in 2010 to 160 a day in 2015, according to a February 2016 report by The Heritage Foundation. The frequency and the magnitude of the attacks continue to escalate.

This growth in successful cyber attacks has created an increased demand for cyber professionals to combat or reduce the effects of these attacks.  According to the U.S.


Letter To The Editor: Worry Over USA-DPRK Conflict

on August 19, 2017 - 7:17am
Dr. T. Douglas Reilly
Los Alamos
Much is reported regarding the war of words between the leaders of North Korea and the USA. Unfotunately, little is said about the history of North Korea; whose official name is the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). North Korea is often called the Hermit Kingdom, because it is so closed to the outside world.
President Trump's words feed directly into the policy and mind of Kim Jong Un. I don't think continental USA is threatened by the North. However, South Korea (Republic of Korea (ROK)), Japan, and other islands are threatened by

The North Face Awards 2017 Explore Fund Grant To New Mexico Wildlife Center

on August 19, 2017 - 7:09am
River Classroom. Courtesy photo
NMWC News:
ESPANOLA The North Face has awarded a 2017 Explore Fund grant to New Mexico Wildlife Center for its River Classroom program. River Classroom will launch the 2017-2018 school year in September, working with students from Espanola, Tierra Amarilla and Chama.
River Classroom is led by Dr. Christy Wall, who is passionate about sharing her love of the outdoors with her students.
“We are thrilled to be selected as a recipient of the Explore Fund grant. River Classroom is a wonderful program for our community,” Dr. Wall said.

FBI: Navajo Man Sentenced To Prison For Killing One Person And Assaulting Another While Driving Drunk

on August 19, 2017 - 7:08am
FBI News:
ALBUQUERQUE  Travis Arthur Mustache, 35, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Shiprock, was sentenced Aug. 14 in Albuquerque, to 37 months in prison for his conviction on federal involuntary manslaughter and assault charges. He will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence.
Mustache was arrested in March 2017, on an indictment charging him with involuntary manslaughter and assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

Daily Postcard: Flower Basks In Afternoon Sunshine

on August 19, 2017 - 6:54am

Daily Postcard: A flower basks in the glow of the warm afternoon sunshine. Photo by Corrina Hughes

UNM-LA Community Internship Collaboration Launches New Semester This Month

on August 18, 2017 - 6:43pm
UNM-LA and LAHS students posed for a group photo at their graduation last spring. Laura Loy and Ken Holmes were the academic advisors for the program last year. Back row from left, Laura Loy, Alyssa Chacon, Hannah Whittaker, Guendalyn Brennan, Bendt Dahl, Ethan Rickards, James Ro, Ryan Guenther and Ken Holmes. Front row from left, Carina Echave, Kurt Benner, Hiamh Short, Lauren Johnson and Amber Cline. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

The Community Internship Collaboration (CIC) will begin its third year of connecting UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) and Los Alamos High School (LAHS)

An Invitation To High Tea And Fashion Show At TOTH

on August 18, 2017 - 6:07pm
The community is invited to a High Tea and Fashion Show to benefit house-building mission trips to Juárez, Mexico. Courtesy photo
Trinity on the Hill

The House of Hope mission team members warmly invite the community to join them again this year for a sumptuous High Tea and Fashion Show, accompanied by a presentation of fashions for women, men, and youth. The proceeds from the afternoon’s activities are intended to raise funds for house-building mission trips to Juárez, Mexico.

This year’s event will start at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug.


Richard A. Light Speaks At Mesa Library Thursday

on August 18, 2017 - 5:28pm

Courtesy photo


Author Richard A. Light will speak about his latest book “Jewish Rites of Death - Stories of Beauty and Transformation” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24 at Mesa Public Library.

His talk is part of the monthly Authors Speak series coordinated by the Library. It will be held in the Upstairs Rotunda at Mesa, 2400 Central Ave. in Los Alamos.

Light has been teaching spiritual development in various ways for more than 30 years, and has been studying and practicing meditation for more than 40 years. He also teaches backpacking, rock climbing and other outdoor skills.

UWNNM Board Conducts Site Visit At Family Y

on August 18, 2017 - 5:10pm

Members of the United Way of Northern New Mexico Board gather with staff and youth during an Aug. 11 site visit to The Family YMCA on Iris Street. The board is conducting site visits over the next several weeks to each of the nonprofit organizations that receive funding from UWNNM. From left, YMCA Child Development Director Janin Morales, YMCA CEO Linda Daly, YMCA’s Winnie Lamartine, Senior Program Director Diana Martinez, and UWNNM Board members Steve Renfro of LANL, Fire Chief Troy Hughes, UWNNM’s Jerry Varela, UNM-LA CEO Cindy Rooney, Carol A.

This Week At The Reel Deal

on August 18, 2017 - 5:10pm

New Mexico State Police Seeking Public's Assistance On Missing Person Case

on August 18, 2017 - 4:27pm
Henry T. Duran has been on the lam since February. Courtesy/NMSP
NMSP News:
Henry Thomas Duran was involved in the unlawful taking of a motor vehicle (which was later recovered) Feb. 18, 2017, and has been missing since that date. Duran, 30, is five feet six inches tall, and weighs 157 pounds. He has multiple tattoos. He is currently entered as a missing person.
Duran is from the Las Vegas, N.M. area. He has not made contact with his family or friends and his disappearance has concerned law enforcement about his well-being. 
Anyone with any information about Henry's

Housing Opportunities For UNM-LA Students

on August 18, 2017 - 4:17pm

UNM-LA News:

A limited number of furnished units are set aside for UNM-LA students at Ponderosa Pines Apartments. Full-time students enrolled in a degree program and in good standing with the University are eligible.

The Ponderosa Pines apartments that are reserved for students are fully furnished and offered at a discounted rate.

For more information, contact Kathryn Vigil, Student Enrollment Director, in Student Services, Building 1, or at 505.661.4688, or by email at

Visit for more information.